At Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Yorktown Heights, NY, we provide comprehensive eye care for many conditions, including glaucoma. Whether you have been recently diagnosed, or have had the condition for a while, an ophthalmologist from our team can help you.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye, causing increased pressure.
There are different types of glaucoma:
Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type. With this form, the drainage angles stay open, but they don’t work correctly.
Angle-closure glaucoma is less common. This happens when the iris bulges forward and blocks the drainage angle. It can happen quickly (acute angle-closure glaucoma) or slowly (chronic angle-closure glaucoma).
Symptoms of Glaucoma
Many signs could indicate you have developed glaucoma. They include:
- Gradual loss of peripheral vision (side vision)
- Halos around lights
- Sudden onset of eye pain with redness of the eye
- Nausea or vomiting
If you experience any of these symptoms, please get in touch with our office right away. Diagnosing glaucoma early is one of the best ways to prevent vision loss.
How is Glaucoma Treated?
At Seeta Eye Care, we will perform a comprehensive exam to check for signs of glaucoma. This will include a thorough review of your medical and family history and a visual acuity test and intraocular pressure measurement. We can also prescribe special eye drops that help with the pressure in your eyes. If the disease has progressed, we may also recommend surgery.
Any person can develop glaucoma, but some have a higher than normal risk of getting the disease. These include:
- Older age
- Family history of glaucoma
- Myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Past eye injury or surgery
You should always have a routine eye exam annually to check for any signs of glaucoma, especially if you have one of the risk factors above.
Contact Seeta Eye Centers For Glaucoma Treatment
Seeta Eye Center has you covered if you are looking for an ophthalmologist near me in the Poughkeepsie and Yorktown areas. Our ophthalmologists can provide comprehensive glaucoma care and many other conditions. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about glaucoma treatment and how we can help you preserve your vision.